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News Flash        

Today Tuesday 25  Jan  2000

In Singapore

SingTel in merger bid with Cable & Wireless HKT which will create a S$100 billion regional company and the 6th largest international call carrier in the world.

MAS manager, 28, dies while jogging at the NUS.

A district court heard yesterday that the foreman of a fish farm allegedly dug a grave and buried eight new-born puppies alive.

Asia 

Bangkok: At least 10 gunmen, allegedly members of a resistance group opposed to the Myanmar govt, stormed a hospital in a Thai province yesterday, taking more than 1000 patients and staff hostage to demand relief from bloody border fighting.

Australia:  Heat wave kills 22 in four days in east Australia.

Jakarta: Megawati visits Maluku islands for talks to quell violence.

Around the world

Scarborough (Maine): A new technology in crime prevention is catching on in the US - "Reverse 911", an automated telephoning system which allows the police to alert whole neighbourhoods quickly about potential problems.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

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